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Cross Stitch Crazy

Cross Stitch Crazy October 2019

Busting with fun, Cross Stitch Crazy is the magazine for stitchers who just can’t get enough! In each issue, we promise to deliver easy to follow and quick to stitch designs from your favourite designers.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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$8.97(Incl. tax)

in this issue

1 min
meet the team

Katie Kegie Art Editor This month… “I love cats, so I’m going to stitch all the cute black cat cards on page 62” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “I’ll be using the food alphabet on page 49 to decorate my notebook” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “There’s a really adorable hedgehog in the Challenge Lucie section on page 68!” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “My friend’s son will love Heather’s magical potion labels on page 72” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “My Halloween decorations will look so festive next to the amazing hoops on page 42” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “I won’t be able to resist stitching the Belle & Boo design on page 10!” Cantact crazy www.facebook.com/crossstitchcrazy www.twitter.com/crazy_magazine www.cross-stitching.com ☎Editorial team 0117 300 8788 ☎Subscriptions 01604 973 741 Cross Stitch Crazy Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 4ST Download our app! Take Crazy with you wherever…

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Welcome… to Crazy’s October issue! I often find myself drawn to magical themes in my stitching, whether it’s pretty fairies or spooky ghosts like the ones in Emma Congdon’s fun Halloween hoops on page 42. But this year, I’m trying to also use stitching to appreciate everyday occurrences that are, in their own way, magical. For instance, our dreams – no one knows why we dream, but our night-time fancies can be so vivid that they seem almost real. I’ll be recording mine in the gorgeous dream journal on page 56. And music – it’s a mystery why humans evolved to love harmonies and rhythms, yet our lives are richer for it. Let’s celebrate that with the instrument cards on page 37! And finally, our sense of taste – I’m…

2 min
over to you…

Jennifer Cunliffe Carmarthenshire Which cross stitch designer would be your dream dinner party guest? Faby Reilly. I admire her designs and I’ve almost finished my first evenweave project using one of her charts. I’d like to thank her for helping me to make progress with my stitching. Which project are you most proud of? My family bought me a map of Wales to stitch when I moved there. It’s my biggest stitch and was the first thing I hung up in my new home! Who do you most like to stitch for? My family and friends. It’s such a joy to give someone you care about a gift that you’ve put lots of time and thought into. How cross stitch crazy are you? Very! My partner finds threads everywhere, even at his place of work and parents’ house! Junia Vaz…

2 min
helz cuppleditch penguin card kit

This little penguin is as excited for Christmas as we are! Dressed in his best woolly scarf, he’s busy belting out all his favourite holiday tunes to anyone who will listen. Help him spread a little joy this carolling season with your exclusive Crazy kit, which comes complete with threads, aida, a needle, an illustrated aperture card and an envelope. That’s everything you need to stitch up this charming scene and send a special greeting to someone today! To turn your finished stitch into a card, simply trim the aida to fit inside the card provided, then use acid-free double-sided sticky tape to secure your work in place. If you like, back your stitching with white paper, then fold the card over and use a bit of tape to fix…

1 min
fall for autumn

Exclusive to Crazy! When the air is crisp and the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, Belle and her little bunny pal, Boo, spend every moment they can in the great outdoors. Today, they’re venturing out to deliver a big basket of wonderful autumnal gifts – just for you! Filled with warm shades and delightful details for you to stitch, this charming scene would be a fab framed gift for your own best friend. Or, try using a leaf-print fabric to turn it into a cosy cushion for your home! To discover more from the world of Belle & Boo, visit www.belleandboo.com Belle & Boo in autumn Cross stitch in two strands Stitch count 123 (h) x 125 (w) Design area on 14-count fabric 22.5x23cm (8¾x9in) Stitched by Karen Purnell Reader Says… I have a three-year-old girl…

11 min
your letters

Star letter Golden jubilee I made this for my brother and his wife last year, when they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The cup and saucer were presents our grandparents received for their 50th. I combined some stitching with the heirloom pieces and had it all professionally framed in a shadow box. Our grandparents were from Hull originally, so that’s a direct British connection for you! Christine Beelen, Canada Alison says: This type of gift is just my cup of tea – if you’ll pardon the pun! You’ve done such a wonderful job combining your stitching with a family heirloom, Christine. And I recognise that design! It’s from issue 245 – our own Fiona Baker designed it as part of a series of Celtic cards. I love how royal you’ve made it look…